Also known as: [often referred to by brand name]
Formal name: Total Carbamazepine
Related tests: Valproic acid; Carbamazepine-10,11 Epoxide; Phenytoin; Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; Emergency and Overdose Drug Testing
Why should I do it?
To determine the concentration of carbamazepine in the blood to establish an appropriate dose and maintain a therapeutic level
When should I do it?
At regular intervals to monitor the drug's level; when indicated to detect low or excessive (potentially toxic) concentrations
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?